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Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine

The History of Medicine Collections in Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library contains over 20,000 rare books and 4,000 manuscript items, along with numerous prints, photos, and other types of ephemera. The collection strengths are in the following areas: anesthesiology, human sexuality, materia medica, pediatrics, psychiatry, vivisection, and yellow fever.



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by Harvey, William, 1578-1657; Willis, Robert, 1799-1878; Sydenham Society; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Preface -- Life of William Harvey -- Last will and testament of William Harvey -- An anatomical disquisition on the motion of the heart and blood in animals -- The first anatomical disquisition on the circulation of the blood, addressed to John Riolan -- A second disquisition to John Riolan; in which many objections to the circulation of the blood are refuted -- Anatomical exercises on the generation of animals; to which are added, essays on parturition; on the membranes, and fluids of the...
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Physiology, Blood Circulation, Embryology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Lombroso, Cesare, 1835-1909; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Lombroso
Topics: Criminology, Criminal Psychology, Tattooing
Topics: Contraception, Sex Manuals
Topics: Microscopes, Microscopy, Microscopy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Minniti, Francesco; Ricco, Daniel, active 1690; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Identical in contents with Danial Ricco's Ristretto anotomico. The illustration has movable parts
Topics: Anatomy, Astrology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bacon, Roger, 1214?-1294; Arrais, Duarte Madeira, d. 1652; Browne, Richard, fl. 1674-1694; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Each volume has also special t.-p.: [v. 1] The cure of old age and preservation of youth. Shewing how to cure and keep off the accidents of old age; and how to preserve the youth, strength and beauty of body and the senses and all the faculties of both body and mind; [v. 2] Arbor vitae; or, A physical account of the Tree of life in the garden of Eden
Topics: Bacon, Roger, 1214?-1294, Old age, Youth, Tree of life, Geriatrics
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Spiegel, Adriaan van de, 1578-1625; Bucretius, Daniel, -1631; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Engraved title page
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Azara, Félix de, 1746-1821; Moureau-Saint-Méry, M. L. E
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former call number: A-35 A992E
Topic: Mammals
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bohn, Johannes, 1640-1718; Malpighi, Marcello, 1628-1694; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Bohn
Topics: Physiology, Anatomy, Comparative
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Casseri, Giulio Cesare, approximately 1552-1616; Bucretius, Daniel, -1631; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Engraved title page
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Haller
Topic: Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Longet, F.-A. (François-Achille), 1811-1871; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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On spine: Système nerveux
Topic: Nervous System
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1840; Elliotson, John, 1791-1868; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Translation of Institutiones physiologicae
Topic: Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Arey, Leslie Brainerd, 1891-; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Arey
Topics: Embryology, Developmental Biology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1840; Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Translation of the Institutiones physiologicae, from the 1st ed., Göttingen, 1786. A different translation appeared under title: The institutions of physiology
Topics: Electrophysiology, Physiology, Electricity
Longman's catalogue of medicine, surgery, &c., September 1836: 16 p., at end
Topics: Edema, Ascites, Heart Diseases, Catalogs, Publishers'
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Severino, Marco Aurelio, 1580-1656; Volckamer, Johann Georg, 1616-1693; Copho. Anatomia porci; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Added engraved title page
Topics: Jasolino, Giulio, 1538-1622, Anatomy, Comparative
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Hunter, John, 1728-1793; Owen, Richard, 1804-1892; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Croonian lectures on muscular motion, no. 1-6: 1776-1797: p. 211-282
Topics: Animals, Urogenital System, Digestion, Anatomy, Comparative, Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Charcot, J. M. (Jean Martin), 1825-1893; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vol. 1 is a photographic reproduction of the typescript
Topic: Nervous System Diseases
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Meckel, J. F. (Johann Friedrich), 1781-1833; Jourdan, A. J. L. (Antoine Jacques Louis), 1788-1848; Breschet, G. (Gilbert), 1784-1845; Doane, A. Sidney (Augustus Sidney), 1808-1852; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Imprint varies: v. 2-3, Philadelphia, Carey & Lea
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828; Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870; Beilby, Ralph, 1743 or 1744-1817
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Title vignette
Topic: Mammals
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Paaw, Pieter, 1564-1617; Hippocrates. De capitis vulneribus; Celsus, Aulus Cornelius. De re medica liber octatus; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Paaw
Topics: Celsus, Aulus Cornelius, Skull, Bone and Bones
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Imprint varies: v.2-3, Sigismund D'Arnay; v.4-5, Francis Grasset; v.6-8, Bern, Societat typographic
Topic: Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828; Beilby, Ralph, 1743 or 1744-1817
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Title vignette
Topic: Mammals
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Le Boursier du Coudray, Angelique Marguerite, 1714 or 1715-1794; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Topic: Obstetrics
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Mullen, Allen, -1690; Petty, William, Sir, 1623-1687; Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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The second treatise has special title page
Topics: Elephants, Eye, Anatomy, Comparative
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vol. 5-7 have imprint: Apud viduam Abram Vandenhoeck
Topic: Dissertations, Academic as Topic
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; Arnay, Jean Rodolphe d'; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Translated by J.R. d'Arnay. --cf. Bibl. nat. cat
Topics: Embryology, Heart, Respiration, Developmental Biology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; Cullen, William, 1710-1790; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Translation of Primae lineae physiologiae in usum praelectionum academicarum. The 3d edition was published in Göttingen and Leyden in 1765. Cullen prepared a Latin edition published in Edinburgh in 1767; his English edition appeared in Edinburgh in 1779 and later
Topic: Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by New York (State). Committee of Fifteen (1900); History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: HQ10 N48s 1902
Topics: Prostitution, Prostitution
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Kissam, Samuel, 1745-; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Thesis (D. Phys.) --King's College
Topics: Helminths, Dissertations, Academic as Topic
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Horner, William E. (William Edmonds), 1793-1853; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: E H816T
Topics: Human anatomy, Anatomy, Histology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Hadwen, Walter R. (Walter Robert), 1854-1932; Paget, Stephen, 1855-1926; British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Topic: Vivisection
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de, 1707-1788; Chodowiecki, Daniel, 1726-1801; Harold Jantz Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library) NcD
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Frontis. drawn and engraved by D. Chodowiecki
Topic: Natural history
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Oliver, Daniel, 1787-1842; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Gift: Michael R. McVaugh
Topics: Physiology, Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Johnson, James Rawlins; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Johnson
Topic: Leeches
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Horner, William E. (William Edmonds), 1793-1853; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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First-5th eds. have title: A treatise on special and general anatomy
Topics: Anatomy, Histology, Catalogs, Publishers'
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; Mihles, Samuel; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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"To the reader" signed, "S.M." i.e. Samuel Mihlis
Topics: Physiology, Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by International Physiological Congress (16th : 1938 : Zurich, Switzerland); Freie Vereinigung Schweizerischer Physiologen; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Cover title: Kongressbericht II des XVI. Internationalen Physiologenkongresses
Topic: Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Arnaldus, de Villanova, -1311; Scuola medica salernitana; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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"Nouiter correctum ac emendatum p[er] ... doctores Montispessulani regentes, anno MCCCCLXXX."
Topics: Hygiene, Materia Medica, Incunabula
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Béclard, P. A. (Pierre Auguste), 1785-1825; Togno, Joseph; Ollivier, M. (Charles Prosper), 1796-1845; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Béclard
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Robert Clarke & Co
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Running title: Robert Clarke & Co.'s medical catalogue
Topics: Medicine, Catalogs, Booksellers', Bibliography of Medicine
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vol. 5-7 have imprint: Apud viduam Abram Vandenhoeck
Topic: Dissertations, Academic as Topic
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Canani, Giovanni Battista, 1515-1579; Carpi, Girolamo da, 1501-1556; Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939; Streeter, Edward Clark, -1947; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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At head of title: Ioannes Baptista Canano, 1515-1578. Girolamo da Carpi, 1501-1556
Topics: Muscles, Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bassett, David L. (David Lee), 1913-1966; Harold Jantz Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library) NcD
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Comb-bound explanatory texts with Viewmaster reels in pocket
Topics: Central nervous system, Human anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bell, John, 1763-1820; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Topics: Travel, Travel
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Ewing, Alexander; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Ewing
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Kerr, George, Blood Circulation
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Hadwen, Walter R. (Walter Robert), 1854-1932; British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Cover title
Topic: Vivisection
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bartholin, Thomas, 1616-1680; Bartholin, Caspar, 1585-1629. Anatomicae institutiones (Adaptations, etc.) 1666; Walaeus, Johannes, 1604-1649. Epistolae duae de motu chyli et sanguinis ad Thomam Bartholinum; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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At head of title: "Thomae Bartholini, Casp. Fil."
Topics: Blood Circulation, Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Charas, Moyse, 1619-1698; Redi, Francesco, 1626-1698; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Includes added engraved t.p. with title: New experiments upon the viper
Topics: Viper Venoms, Therapeutics, Snakes
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Velez de Arciniega, Francisco, active 1593-1613
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former call number: A-36 V436H
Topics: Zoology, Medical, Zoology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Todd, Robert Bentley, 1809-1860; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Todd
Topics: Anatomy, Physiology, Zoology, Dictionaries, Medical
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Vallisnieri, Antonio, 1661-1730; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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With: Considerazioni, ed esperienze intorno alla generazione de' vermi ordinari del corpo umano / fatte da Antonio Vallisnieri. Padoa : G. Manfré, 1710
Topics: Brain, Anatomy, Veterinary
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Todd, Robert Bentley, 1809-1860; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Todd
Topics: Anatomy, Physiology, Zoology, Dictionaries, Medical
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vol. 5-7 have imprint: Apud viduam Abram Vandenhoeck
Topic: Dissertations, Academic as Topic
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Vol. 5-7 have imprint: Apud viduam Abram Vandenhoeck
Topic: Dissertations, Academic as Topic
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Parry, Caleb Hillier, 1755-1822; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Parry
Topics: Arteries, Pulse
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Henle, Jacob, 1809-1885; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Spine title: Anatomie des Menschen
Topic: Anatomy
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Schurig, Martin, 1656-1733; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Schurig
Topics: Embryology, Infant
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Cowper, William, 1666-1709; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Cowper
Topic: Muscles
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Library has v. 1-2
Topic: Communicable Diseases
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Snow, John, 1813-1858; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Topics: Llanover, Benjamin Hall, 1st baron, 1802-1867, Hygiene
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Frisch, Johann Leonard, 1666-1743; Frisch, Philipp Jacob; Harold Jantz Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library) NcD
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Emblematic scenes with mottos at the head of each p. 1; some signed by Philipp Jacob Frisch
Topics: Insects, Insects
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802; Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Contains parts 2 and 3 of Zoonomia
Topics: Disease, Physiology, Therapeutics
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Horner, William E. (William Edmonds), 1793-1853; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Original copyright: 1823
Topics: Anatomy, Dissection
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, 1486?-1535; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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At head of title: Henrici Cornelii Agrippae ab Nettesheym
Topics: History, 17th Century, Science
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1840; Lawrence, William, Sir, 1783-1867; Coulson, William, 1802-1877; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Translation of: Handbuch der vergleichenden Anatomie
Topic: Anatomy, Comparative
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Bernard, Claude, 1813-1878; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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t. 1. Cours du semestre d'hiver 1854-1855 -- t. 2. Cours du semestre d'été 1855
Topics: Physiology, Physiology, Pathological, Physiology, Liver, Pancreas, Gastric Juice
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Wardrop, James, 1782-1869; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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First published 1808-18 under title: Essays on the morbid anatomy of the human eye
Topics: Eye, Eye Diseases
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Descartes, René, 1596-1650; Schuyl, Florentius, 1619-1669; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Second Latin edition; first edition of original French text also appeared in 1664
Topics: Anatomy, Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Haller, Albrecht von, 1708-1777; Cullen, William, 1710-1790; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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Translation of Primae lineae physiologiae in usum praelectionum academicarum. The 3d edition was published in Göttingen and Leyden in 1765. Cullen prepared a Latin edition published in Edinburgh in 1767; his English edition appeared in Edinburgh in 1779 and later
Topic: Physiology
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Derheims, Jean Lambert, 1798-; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Derheims
Topic: Leeches
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Klebs, Arnold C. (Arnold Carl), 1870-1943
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"From the John Hopkins Hospital bulletin, vol. XXIV, no. 265, March, 1913."
Topics: Smallpox, Vaccinia, Immunization, History, 16th Century, History, 17th Century, History, 18th...
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Cober, Tobias, approximately 1574-1625; Meibom, Heinrich, 1638-1700; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Cober
Topics: Parasites, Typhus, Epidemic Louse-Borne
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
by Solly, Samuel, 1805-1871; History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD
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former call number: Solly
Topic: Brain